Friday, March 04, 2011

"What Part of 'UN-CONSTITUTIONAL' Don't You Understand?"

That's not quite what Judge Vinson wrote, but it is exactly what he meant.

...Vinson confirmed that his January ruling killed ObamaCare stone dead. He was harshly critical of the Administration’s conduct since then, saying he did not expect them to “effectively ignore the order and declaratory judgment for two and one-half weeks, continue to implement the Act, and only then file a belated motion to clarify.”

...Explaining why he did not include a specific injunction against implementation of ObamaCare against the plaintiffs in his case (which include over half the states in the country), Vinson cited precedent that establishes “a long-standing presumption that officials of the Executive Branch will adhere to the law as declared by the court. As a result, the declaratory judgment is the functional equivalent of an injunction.”

The judge had never met the Obama Administration.

But because lawbreaking deserves a break (?), Vinson gave the Obama Crowd (D-Lawless) exactly one week to file an appeal for an expedited review at either the 11th Circuit OR in SCOTUS.

After that, the State-plaintiffs could tell Obama & Co. to put the law where the sun never shines.


Jim said...

Maybe people including the government were confused by Vinson's original ruling that "plaintiff's motion for summary judgment is hereby...DENIED as to its request for injunctive relief."

Dad29 said...

Sure. And the dog ate their homework, too.